Genesee County Sheriff

Name: Dan Allen Age: 54 Hometown: Grand Blanc, MI. Family: Wife: Nancy All adult children; Son: Jacob age 22, Step Children: Harmony age 32, Quinn age 27, Kosta age 24, Jesse age 20 Occupation: Police Chief What seat are you running for: Genesee Couty Sheriff (Democratic Primary August 2nd) Political experience: Ran for the Office of Sheriff in Genesee County […]

2016-07-21 E-Edition

Genesee County Clerk files suit against Board of Commissioners over misappropriation of tech fund

FLINT — Genesee County Clerk John Gleason has filed a lawsuit against the Genesee County Board of Commissioners for alleged illegal spending out of the tech fund for bonuses to ASFME Local 496 01 and AFSME Local 916 in the amount of $500 per employee. The spending is the latest in an ongoing dispute between Gleason and the Board of […]

Learning caveman needed sometimes when addressing teens

I had the following conversation with my son Henry, the teenager, in the car the other day. Me: “How was school, buddy?” Him (mumbling, half-asleep against the backseat door): “Er-rahg.” Me: “What?” Him: “Er-RAH-guhrahg.” Me: “What?” Him: “Er-rah-gharagh. Slrrvuhmrrblp!” Me: “Listen, I can’t … your blp was erraghed? Is that what you said?” Him (more emphatically but still not lifting […]

Corp! Magazine awards Genisys with Economic Bright Spots Award

AUBURN HILLS — While celebrating 80 years of financial success, Genisys Credit Union has received the 2016 Economic Bright Spots Award from Corp! Magazine. “Genisys is excited and honored to accept this prestigious award.” said Jackie Buchanan, President/CEO. “We aspire to help drive Michigan’s economy forward while meeting the needs of our members.” This award recognizes Michigan companies that continue […]

Baker College launches tuition savings program to reward students

FLINT — Starting 2016 fall quarter, Baker College will provide financial awards per term to students enrolled in 14 or more credit hours for any undergraduate degree or certificate program — on ground or online. “Students seek a college education to gain the knowledge and skills that will allow them to pursue the career of their dreams,” said Wen Hemingway, […]

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Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust renews Greater Flint Golf Classic FLINT — The YWCA of Greater Flint has announced the Stella and Frederick Loeb Charitable Trust, administered by First Merit Private Bank, has chosen to be the Title Sponsor in support of the our 19th Annual Golf Classic. The event is being held at Atlas Valley Country Club, Aug. […]

Tables turned for Good Samaritan Network founder

Family seeks help for man known for responding to needs of others

CLAYTON TOWNSHIP — Keith O’Neal is used to lending a helping hand, but now he needs help. O’Neal, an ordained minister and professional trumpet player and singer, is known throughout Genesee County for his contract work with Teen Quest, a program that teaches job skills to teens, and as the founder and director of the Good Samaritan Network, an organization […]

$15 million grant will support efforts to restore Capitol Theatre

FLINT — Efforts to renovate Flint’s historic Capitol Theatre have received a $15 million boost from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation. Mott awarded the grant to the Flint Cultural Center Foundation, a supporting organization of the Flint Cultural Center Corporation (FCCC). The funds will support efforts to restore and preserve the distinctive architecture of the theater, while updating it with […]


SIGNS SPROUTING –Political signs on almost every corner signal that it is almost that time for voters to elect their township leaders for the next four years. All seven township board seats are up for the August 2 election. Winners, all Democrats, will likely proceed unopposed to the November general election. See inside for the full list of candidates, a […]